Easy Potato Soup

Easy Potato Soup that’s done in 45 minutes–it’s creamy, buttery, cheesy, comfort food! Top with all your favorite loaded potato toppings: bacon, scallions, and cheese.

Easy Potato Soup that's done in 45 minutes--it's creamy, buttery, cheesy, comfort food! Top with bacon, scallions, and cheese.

I am so excited to share this recipe with y’all. It’s one of the easiest things I’ve ever made and so delicious. In the middle of the week, after working all day, nobody wants to head into the kitchen and start peeling potatoes to make potato soup.

Ain’t nobody got time for that!

I thought of the perfect solution: those Ore-Ida frozen potatoes! No, this is not a sponsored posts—I just like to tell y’all about products that I use and love and I happen to love these potatoes. They are great for making mashed potatoes when you’re in a hurry or need to feed mashed potatoes to a lot of people. And turns out, they’re great for making easy loaded potato soup as well.

This soup takes about 45 minutes start to finish—it really is the easiest soup and it tastes like a potato soup should: creamy, buttery, warm and comforting on a chilly day. Add cheese, bacon, and chopped green onions and you have a perfect bowl of easy loaded potato soup.

Easy Potato Soup that's done in 45 minutes--it's creamy, buttery, cheesy, comfort food! Top with bacon, scallions, and cheese.

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Easy Potato Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Easy Potato Soup that's done in 45 minutes--it's creamy, buttery, cheesy, comfort food! Top with bacon, scallions, and cheese.

Course: Main, Soup
Cuisine: American, Soup
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lucy
Ingredients
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 packages frozen Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash potatoes
  • 1 quart unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 pint half-and-half
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook potatoes according to package directions.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, saute onion in a large Dutch oven. Add cooked potatoes to the onion. Add chicken stock, half-and-half, butter, and a teaspoon of salt to the pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, until butter is melted and soup thickens slightly. Stir in sour cream until completely blended into soup. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Serve with baked potato toppings: cheese, bacon, green onions.
Recipe Notes
Toppings: grated Cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, chopped crispy bacon or whatever you like!

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Easy Potato Soup that's done in 45 minutes--it's creamy, buttery, cheesy, comfort food! Top with bacon, scallions, and cheese.

3 Comments

  • Reply
    Rita
    February 24, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Lucy, I made this soup tonight. It was delicious! Great for a cold Atlanta night…thanks for the recipe…xoxo

    • Reply
      Lucy
      February 25, 2015 at 10:53 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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